Hartford, CT: The American Publishing Company, 1900. Early printing. 8vo. 274,  pp. Illustrated throughout, including frontispiece of Tom Sawyer, by True Williams. Publisher's blue cloth with black & gilt decorationto boards and spine. Some wear to extremities; white mark to upper front cover; previous owner name & date to ffep; a very good copy. Item #19093
First published in 1876, this early printing of one of Mark Twain's masterpieces is identical in content and binding. Here is his story set in the 1840s about a young boy growing up along the Mississippi River. Originally a commercial failure, the book ended up being the best selling of any of Twain's works during his lifetime. And it was one of the first novels to be written on a typewriter. - wiki.